The Fat Fallacy

The standard recommendation of almost every national and international advisory body in the world that a healthy diet should be low on fat is based on a “big fat lie about cholesterol,” writes James Delingpole.

Risk of Heart Disease Trial

“In 1997 a massive trial of 350,000 men at high risk of heart disease found that drastically cutting down their cholesterol and saturated fat consumption did not improve their survival prospects. Worse, according to an earlier study in Finland, men who continued to follow a low saturated fat diet were twice as likely to die of heart disease as those who didn’t.

“In fact no trial has ever demonstrated the benefits of reducing dietary fat.”

One unintended consequence of the unscientific war on fat is that flavour in foodstuffs has been substituted by boosting sugar content. “It’s sugar, it seems, rather than fat, that is primarily responsible for the growth in obesity.”

That’s a problem created by those who have profited either professionally or financially from the low-fat, anti-cholesterol propaganda – such as nutritionists, activists, chief medical officers, interventionist politicians, supermarkets and food manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, doctors, even newspapers touting the latest health scares.

It’s a “vast but entirely pointless, corrupt and worthless global industry built over decades on a foundation of junk science, public hysteria and woefully misguided government regulation.”

source On Target by Martin Spring



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